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Old 12-13-09, 01:02 PM
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Thoughts on new Saris trainers?

Really wanted a KK Road Machine Pro, but our shop is not a KK dealer. Just Saris.

So, any experiences with either the SuperMagneto Pro or the JetFluid Pro? I'm looking for something that is consistent (i.e. resistance at a certain speed will be consistent; my current trainer can go from 200 to 230 watts at the same speed) and low-maintenance.
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Old 12-13-09, 01:15 PM
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I have the Jet Fluid Pro. It works great, power output at a certain speed is very consistent, and it's pretty quiet. The Magneto has adjustable power curves but it's a little louder.
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No advice on 'new' saris trainers, but my cycleops fluid 2 always seemed to have a consistent power to speed curve.
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Old 12-13-09, 03:19 PM
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i'm worried about leakage
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Old 12-13-09, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
i'm worried about leakage
Don't. I sold tons of them for three years and never saw one returned for leakage. And saris is really good about warranty stuff too.
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We have two Jet Fluid Pro trainers in our house, one upstairs and one in basement since my wife and I both race and have bikes setup on trainers in different rooms. I have tried almost every trainer including 1-up trainer. I can honestly say this is the best trainer that I have used. I don't love the way that the new Jet Fluid Pro engages to the fly wheel with the lever. I find that I have to use a little knee action to get a solid fit. However, once I got that down, it has been perfect. No complaints, so we bought another one for my wife. I've had it since it was originally released last year, and it probably has about 150 hours on it already without any issues.
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Old 12-13-09, 03:58 PM
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how good of a deal do you get on saris' trainers? You can get a KK road machine for $254.15 shipped from bicycle outfitters indy. Thats where I just bought mine from. Great place. They shipped it same day too.

**Edit** I saw you wanted the pro model. That is $353.56 shipped from them.
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Love my Cycle-Ops Fluid 2. It's quiet and very smooth. I also have a Cycle-Ops Wind. It sounds like an industrial sized LARGE fan (it's noisy) but its also pretty smooth as well.
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Love my Cycle-Ops Fluid 2. It's quiet and very smooth. I also have a Cycle-Ops Wind. It sounds like an industrial sized LARGE fan (it's noisy) but its also pretty smooth as well.
I don't believe that anyone actually uses wind trainers indoors. I used one before a TT once, and it sounded like a jet was taking off from the parking lot. And I'm not even very strong.
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Old 12-13-09, 09:37 PM
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Had my Fluid 2 for about 5 years. No leakage.
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